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Sarah E. Peyre, Ed.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-3788

Fax: (585) 256-2682

Office: (585) 276-5971


Professional Background

Sarah E. Peyre, EdD is the Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education and an Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical Humanities, Bioethics, and Nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She serves as the Executive Director of the University of Rochester's Institute for Innovative Education (IIE), leading advances in health professions education through simulation, adaptive technology, team science and novel approaches to information and education delivery. The IIE is a centralized matrix of services consisting of the Miner Library, the Center for Experiential Learning, information technology and educational specialists with expertise in instructional design, simulation and program development. The IIE supports the educational mission of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, Strong Hospital and the Faculty Practice Group. Working extensively in the field of simulation, Dr. Peyre's career has grown to encompass and focus on high performing healthcare teams and the educational innovations that support collaborative care models. Her work in interprofessional education includes curriculum development on disparities in healthcare, leadership and technology. Dr. Peyre's Macy Faculty Scholars Project focused on identification and education of best practices in the patient and family-centered use of the electronic medical record (EMR). Building on the traditions of the University of Rochester, she is interested in nourishing humanism alongside technology as educational programs are created that promote effective communication within high performing teams. Prior to joining the URMC faculty in 2011, she served as the Director of Education and Research for the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, her Master in Science of Medical Education and Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.


Faculty Appointments


A.B. | University of California, Berkeley

M.S.Ed. | University of Southern California
Medical Education

Ed.D. | University of Southern California
Educational Psychology


Innovations in Medical Education Award
Sponsor: AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA)

2014 - Present
Macy Faculty Scholar Award
Sponsor: Josiah Macy Foundation

Outstanding Teaching in Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine
Sponsor: Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California

Nominated, Dissertation of the Year
Sponsor: Rossier School of Education, Univ of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California

Outstanding Faculty Appreciation Award
Sponsor: Student Surgical Interest Group Univ of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California

2004 - 2005
Educational Leadership Fellowship
Sponsor: Keck School of Medicine, Univ of Southern California

2003 - 2004
Teaching and Learning Fellowship
Sponsor: Keck School of Medicine, Univ of Southern California

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Journal Articles

DeCaporale-Ryan LN, Dadiz R, Peyre SE. "Simulation-based learning: From theory to practice." Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare.. 2016 Jun 0; 34(2):159-62.

Hu YY, Parker SH, Lipsitz SR, Arriaga AF, Peyre SE, Corso KA, Roth EM, Yule SJ, Greenberg CC. "Surgeons' Leadership Styles and Team Behavior in the Operating Room." Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 2016 Jan 0; 222(1):41-51. Epub 2015 Oct 17.

Pernar LI, Peyre SE, Hasson RM, Lipsitz S, Corso K, Ashley SW, Breen EM. "Exploring the Content of Intraoperative Teaching." Journal of surgical education.. 2016 73(1):79-84. Epub 2015 Oct 17.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Simulation of Open Surgical Skills
Book Title: Textbook in Simulation: Skills and Team Training
Author List: Peyre, SE, Smink, D.
Edited By: Jones DB, Tsuda S, Scott DJ
Published By: Cine-Med2012